The International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) has once again come to the aid of farmers in Turkana, Kenya, following the devastation of their crops this year by desert locusts, reports Eric Lorupoe, the farm and water projects manager with the CMF team in Turkana.
It was a challenging year to start a new irrigated farm in Kokel, Turkana, Kenya, reports Eric Lorupoe, who took over the management of Turkana water and farm projects from CMF missionary Gene Morden last year.
This season of ministry has presented many unexpected challenges in Kenya, reports CMF team members Joel and Rachel Williams, but the family is using the opportunities that come their way to share the gospel in everyday ways.
In the mid-1980s, the Turkana people in Kenya were an unreached people group who were resistant to the life-changing message of the gospel.
Thanks to CMF’s faithful partners, however, the ministry has grown from a handful of disciples to a church-planting movement with thousands of new disciples, to a disciple-making/church- planting movement over the past three years.
In addition to the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the semi-nomadic people of Turkana, Kenya, have also had to deal with an “invading army” marching through their land this spring, devouring every green plant, according to CMF team member Gene Morden.
A medical ministry initiated by CMF in 1980 in Narok County, Kenya, has continued to thrive under Kenyan leadership, and is now taking on a key role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Farming God’s Way agricultural team from AgriStewards, Lebanon, Ind., returned to Kenya this spring to assist with the Missions of Hope International (MOHI) farms, and found many things to cheer about, according to team leader Brian Smith.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2020 today, we are sharing this story about two CMF team members, Rachel Williams and Caitlin Pitts, who are making a difference in the lives of young women in Turkana, Kenya.